Red Cross helps family after Bristol fire

The American Red Cross is helping one family — one adult, no children — after a fire last Friday on Pleasantview Avenue, Bristol. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders included: Carla Thornton, Donna Heins, and Karl Kuhn

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies and other items a resident might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. In addition, a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more was provided.

Those affected will meet with Red Cross caseworkers in the coming days to work on a longer-term recovery plan. The Red Cross is able to provide assistance through the generosity of our donors and the commitment of our volunteers.